Affordable Housing & Housing Solutions

San Diego County Resources

The link below list of affordable housing complexes and programs county-wide, which are arranged by city.

Link to San Diego County's Rental Assistance and Affordable Housing Directory

Rental Housing Search Engines

Below are some links to rental sites that can assist you with your housing search in the Imperial Beach area. 

The search will automatically generate available rentals in the Imperial Beach area. If you wish to look outside the Imperial Beach area you can adjust your search area by choosing a different neighborhood or zip code in the search box.

AffordableHousing.com Link

Apartments.com Link

Realtor.com® Link

Rent.com® Link

Trulia Link

Zillow Link

Additionally, it can help to find a local realtor that works with renters to help you to narrow down your search.

Help with Security Deposits

The County of San Diego has a Security Deposit Assistance Program. The program provides a one-time payment assistance for renters unable to pay for a security deposit through a security deposit voucher program. The security deposit cannot exceed two months’ rent for a maximum award amount of $7,000. Vouchers are limited.

Link to the County of San Diego Security Deposit Assistance Program

Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance

(formerly known as Section 8)

This HUD funded program subsidizes the rents of qualified very low-income tenants to affordable levels. In general, to be eligible for a housing choice voucher, a household's income may not exceed 50% of the area median income (AMI) adjusted for household size. A family that is issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family's choice where the owner agrees to rent under the program.

For Imperial Beach residents, the Housing Choice Voucher Program is administered by the County of San Diego Housing Authority. You may apply in person or online.  For all other cities, please contact the respective Housing Authorities administering the Housing Choice Voucher Program (other cities). If you are interested in learning about portability to or from Imperial Beach you must contact the County. For areas served by the County, as well as neighboring jurisdictions, please see the list provided here.

Who to Contact

Housing Authority of the County of San Diego
3989 Ruffin Rd
San Diego CA 92123
TOLL FREE (877) 478-5478 | LOCAL (858) 694-4890

Affordable Housing

Find a place to live using Affordable Housing's listing website for affordable housing.

Independent Living or Group Living Arrangements

Independent living is sponsored in privately-owned homes or complexes that provide housing typically for adults with mental illness and other disabling health conditions in a shared living environment. They serve residents that do not need medication oversight, are able to function without supervision, and live independently.

Who to Contact:

Independent Living Association Directory

Report Issues & Concerns for Group Living

Housing for Developmentally Disabled

The Department of Developmental Services is responsible for designing and coordinating a wide array of services for California residents with developmental disabilities. These services and supports are provided through a statewide system of 21 locally-based regional centers. The San Diego Regional Center can be reached here.

Housing Developers

We ask for worthy development proposals from nonprofit and for-profit developers through Requests for Proposals. These proposals must create or preserve affordable housing in the City of Imperial Beach.